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Area Obituaries

Charles Michael “Mike” Henderson

Charles Michael “Mike” Henderson, 59, of Tipton, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at home. Mike was born in Tipton on Sept. 28, 1962, to Charles William and Mary Jane (Evans) Henderson. He first married Sherry Katherine Gibson on May 14, 1983 and they were married for 21 years until her passing on June…

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Betty Jean Saff

SHIPSHEWANA – Betty Jean Saff, 66, of Shipshewana, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at home. She was born on May 28, 1956, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Louis Elmer and Hazel Jean (Phillips) Short. On Oct. 10, 2009, at Stone Lake, she married Theodore “Ted” A. Saff, he survives. Survivors in addition to her…

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Betty Jane Smith

Betty Jane Smith, age 92, of Elwood, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, at Community Hospital in Anderson. She was born in Morgantown, W.Vir., on Sept. 21, 1929, the daughter of the late James and Emma (Kiernan) Birtcher. On Aug. 16, 1969, she married Sherman “Orvial” Smith and they shared 36 years of marriage…

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John Dudley Massey II

KOKOMO – John Dudley Massey II, age 77, of Kokomo, passed away at Community Howard Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, while surrounded by his loving family.  John was born on Nov. 11, 1944, in Elwood, to his parents, John D. Massey and Ethel A. (Koonz) Massey. On June 17, 1972, John married the love of…

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Victor Henry Plumer Jr.

Victor Henry Plumer Jr. was called into glory on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. Born in Elwood on July 31, 1943, Vic was the second of five children born to Victor Plumer Sr. and Helen (Gall) Plumer of Tipton. He grew up on Oak Street in Tipton and attended St. John’s Catholic School from elementary through…

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Linda Sue Grishaw

CAMERON, N.C. – Linda Sue Grishaw, age 73, of Cameron, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, with her family by her side. Linda was born in Indiana on April 5, 1949, to Eileen Hunter Conaway and the late Henry Howard Conaway. In addition to her mother, she is survived…

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Pollyanna Collins

KOKOMO – Pollyanna Collins, 51, of Kokomo, went to be with the Lord on the 27th day of August 2022 at 3:43 a.m. She was born in Tipton on Oct. 17, 1970, to Robert and Rebecca (Disinger) Huffer who both preceded her in death. Pollyanna enjoyed reading, learning, crafts and photography. She loved to cook…

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Lewis David Jones

ELWOOD – Lewis David Jones, age 80, of Elwood, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, at Ascension St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Elwood following a well-lived life. He was born in Elwood on Aug. 8, 1942, to the late Lewis H. and Donna (Nash) Jones. When he was a child, David spent four years…

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Kelly R. Seleyman

ELWOOD – Kelly R. Seleyman, age 51, of rural Elwood, passed away Friday morning, Aug. 26, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 25, 1971, in Elwood, the daughter of Larry and Terrie (Bottoms) Sizelove. Kelly grew up in Frankton and was a 1989…

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Keith Leininger

Keith Leininger, 76, of rural Tipton County, passed away at home on the morning of Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. He was born in Elwood on April 29, 1946, to Glenn and Mary (Weismiller) Leininger. Keith married Rita Molden on March 10, 1968, and they enjoyed 54 years together. Keith had previously lived in Windfall for…

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